Recently, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Hackers, an interview was held with the director of the film, Iain Softley. In the interview, Softley shared important details about the production of Hackers and revealed a secret of Christopher Nolan.
The plot of the 1995 movie Hackers begins with a young person who writes an effective virus program, getting into trouble, and then he has prevented the use of computers until the age of 18 by the American secret service. But hackers intervene in the situation. Additionally, Angelina Jolie, Jonny Lee Miller, and Mathew Lillard starred in the film.
According to Softley, the most practical visual effects that Nolan used when shooting this movie were made up of people brought together from different companies. It was the first experience of all of them, and they continued to use all of the multiple visual techniques used in this film by establishing their own company after this movie.
Christopher Nolan continued to use this company for visual effects in all his films. The common opinion of Softley and Nolan was that you shoot as much stuff in the camera as you can.
In short, Hackers has come into being a movie that has inspired many other movies with its visual effects.
Here’s what he said:
“Interestingly, the team that I put together, from lots of different companies, were cutting their teeth on this film, in terms of the visual effects. It was the first film that they’d done. And they all created a company after Hackers. And that is the company and team that Christopher Nolan uses for all his films.
And interestingly, I’m in touch with them still, and they tell me that they use a lot of the techniques that we used on Hackers on the Nolan films. Because my idea, which, it’s obviously his idea as well, is that you shoot as much stuff in the camera as you can. Because for a cinema audience, it’s an immersive, inviting, beautiful world to exist in.”
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